Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector
Department of Homeland Security

Approximately 20 percent of our nation’s electrical generation comes from nuclear power. Currently there are 100 commercial nuclear reactors licensed to operate at 62 nuclear power plants. The Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented.

Mission Support

Support for Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector involve significant coordination across the sector partners as well as their interdependent sectors. Geospatial requirements are coordinated by the SSA and the NICC in close collaboration with related EOC facilities across the government and private sector. The sector’s primary geospatial focus includes determining where nuclear fuel is made, where nuclear power plants are located, and where is radioactive material stored with specific focus to hospitals and research laboratories.

Systems/Tools/Partners

Products related to the Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector are shared directly with the SSA as well as multiple external collaborators. The sector relies heavily on OCIA to handle data needs, but also utilizes the NIC and HSIP data.

Case Study

In the near future, the sector would like to perform studies on rising sea tides utilizing NOAA data to determine which nuclear facilities are at the most risk for sea flooding causes by natural disasters, or the general rising tide.

Data

The Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector is reliant upon HIFLD data. Refer to the “Emergency Services” and “Energy” subcategories in the HIFLD data catalog at: https://gii.dhs.gov/hifld/content/hifld-data-catalog.

For additional information about the Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector, contact NuclearSSA@hq.dhs.gov.

* To request HIFLD data, please contact the HIFLD helpdesk at HIFLD@hq.dhs.gov.

Updated on March 31, 2020